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Google Joins Wireless Power Consortium: Wireless Charging Coming to Pixel 2?

Google has been among the biggest names when it comes to the world of technology. The company has been coming out with a number of updates and upgrades over the years and has cemented their position as the number one player in the world of internet technology. The company continues to innovate the markets as we know them to be. In a latest finding, it has now come to light that Google has now joined the Wireless Power Consortium.

The Wireless Charging Consortium is basically a group of tech firms which have come together to promote and develop the Qi Wireless Charging platform. This ensures that there is stability when it comes to wireless charging and with Google being the latest member in it, one can totally expect that a change is coming.

With the Pixel 2 launch about a week away, it is now being rumored that Google has wireless charging as a trick up their sleeve. The company is all set to debut wireless charging in their gen-next Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. However this is still considered to be a rumor by most.

Considering the fact that the Qi Wireless Charging functions do not support metal bodies and the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both expected to come out with metal backs. The fact that wireless charging is supported only on devices with glass backs might be an indicator that the feature may not be a part of the phones.

Interestingly, a lot has been happening in the world of wireless charging. Xiaomi recently joined the Wireless Power Consortium, possibly with the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 7 in mind. Apple too, introduced support for wireless charging with their latest generation of iPhone smartphones - the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Stay tuned with us for more details on Google’s plans of wireless charging.

Article written by Karan Paul

Fond of football, and particularly of Manchester United, Karan is a law student from Rajkot. However, he has been writing technology for the past 2 years. He covers day to day news stories for Newsient, and loves to play around with the newest of gadgets! Contact him at [email protected]